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Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
: the senator from illinois u. mr. durbin: i ask con scene the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration calendar number 566, h.r. 443. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 56, h.r. 443, an act to provide for the conveyance of certain property. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. durbin: i further ask that the murkowski substitute amendment which is at the desk be agreed to, the bill as amended be read a third time and passed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate, and that any related statements be printed at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the senate proce
Dec 9, 2012 11:00am PST
ally, the assistant senate majority leader, dick durbin. mccarthy and durbin square off. >>> then, what is the political endgame for both republicans and democrats? who wins and who loses as this fight drags on? >>> plus, the future of the republican party is a hot topic as both sides start plotting the 2016 campaign. our political roundtable features two former capitol hill insiders, newt gingrich and lawrence o'donnell. plus, three journalists on the story. >>> the looming fiscal cliff 22 days away. is it stalemate or compromise? we'll go inside the negotiations with two top leaders in just a moment, but i want to start with the ongoing crisis in syria where the assad government is cracking down on its own people. and this week something significant happened. the president signalled a big potential shift in u.s. involvement there. here's what he said. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
will call the roll. quorum call: mr. durbin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the assistant majority leader is recognized. mr. durbin: ask consent the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: mr. president, i rise with the intention of asking consent for the immediate passage of s. 215, the increasing american jobs through greater exports to africa act, legislation i've introduce in the senate with senators boozman, coons, cardin and landrieu, and that is being sponsored and led in the house of representatives by congressman chris smith and congresswoman karen bass. it's a straightforward, bipartisan bill that tackles a very serious problem, specifically making sure that american companies have the ability to compete in the growing african market, a market that economists call the next frontier, a market that is hungry for american goods and services. the african market is also one where others are competing. too often at the expense of american businesses and american employees, american products and american values. china, in ti ha particular, ha
Dec 30, 2012 8:30am PST
majority leader dick durbin of illinois, and senator tom coburn of oklahoma. then we'll look forward to 2013 with an all-star panel include peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." dee dee myers of "vanity fair." "time" magazine's executive editor michae michael duffy, and also "time" columnist joe klein. and we'll hear from major garrett and nancy cordes. >> you going to get a deal today, sir? >> hope so. >> o'donnell: it's all ahead because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. substituting for bob schieffer, cohost of "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell. >> o'donnell: good morning, again. tom coburn and dick durbin are here, and we'll turn to both of you in just a moment. but we want to start with some new information from chief white house correspondent major garrett and congressional correspondent nancy cordes who are here. i know you have both been speaking with your sources this morning, and, nancy, what's the latest? >> reporter: nora, democrats will at this point are very pessimistic that l
FOX News
Dec 16, 2012 11:00am PST
democratic senator dick durbin and republican congressman lieu ego merit. we'll also look at what we can do better to protect our children when we talk with ronald stevens, one of the nation's top experts on school safety. >> chris: and our sunday panel weighs in on a crime of mass violence that is becoming much too familiar. >> our special school tragedy coverage begins right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. our hearts are broken. that's how president obama responded friday to the slaughter of 27 people. 20 of them little children as he spoke to and for the nation. today, we'll try to make some sense of the senseless act of violence at sandy hook elementary school. we'll talk with our guests in a moment but first here is the latest from new town connecticut. authorities say all the children first graders, six or seven years old were shot multiple times. the six adult victims were all women. police say they have good evidence about the suspect adam lanza but b. why he carried out othe massacre. president obama will speak at the local high school and mee
Comedy Central
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
out of your hole. we got five democrats, five republicans, ranging from dick durbin to illinois-- great progressive democrat-- and coburn from oklahoma, and five dems, five republicans, one independent, that's a super majority. and for god's sake the reason we were so successful is that we effectively pissed off everybody in america. ( laughter ). >> jon: congratulations, sir. kudos. kudos to you. ( applause ) so now, as you watch these competing plans, you watch the president has submitted his opening offer, which has been derided by the house republicans as an ode to lennon. the republicans have presented their plan, which is to my eyes, steeper than the fiscal cliff we're about to fall off of. where does the simpson/bowles recommendation stand, and are they coming to you now and saying, "oh, we forgot. you guys studied this. what do you think? >> well, we studied it for eight months. and it was tough. we didn't-- we had-- it took us three months to establish trust. these guys don't trust each other. they don't even trust each other in their own party. you've got leaders who
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am EST
truly beloved colleague, senator dan inouye of hawaii. america, as senator reid and senator durbin made so car, america has lost a true hero, a patriot. this senate has lost a great leader, a leader whose accomplishments have been literally historic, and i think all of us have lost a friend. last evening, senator akaka spoke about how dan inouye's legacy, i'm paraphrasing here, was all aund hawi and all he had done for the state. the truth is that i think mt every state in the country is full of legacies of the service of dan inouye. i know it's true of connecticut. it really was my honor to serve for 24 years with dan inouye here. his -- he was exactly the opposite of all the caricature pictures people have of congress today, and particularly about the rabid ptisanship and personal uncivillity. dan was a great gentleman, and the most civil of people, the kindest and most decent of people. and as senator reid said, a proud democrat, a faithful democrat, but not at all partisan. the relationship that he had wi the late ted stevens on the appropriations committee was historicnd can actual
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
senator dick durbin told the times this is now the speaker and the president working this through. democratic leaders say they are satisfied with the briefings that they continue to receive. nancy pelosi seems perfectly happy putting pressure on the republicans. >> why are we not here to pass the middle income tax cut? why are we not here to even debate the middle income tax cut? could it be because the republicans have holding the middle income tax cuts as they have all along hostage to tax cuts for the wealthy. >> the effort continued today. joe biden had lunch with middle class americans who will see their taxes go up if republicans refuse to extend 19% of the tax cuts before the end of the year. >> folks, this is not hard. this ain't rocket science. it would take 15 minutes from the time the decision is made by the speaker of the house to pass and make permanent the middle class tax cut. the president would probably have me spin up to the hill to bring the bill down for him to sign. it can be done like that. it is not complicated. >> vice president joe biden did not waiver on
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
. president, i yield the floor. mr. durbin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the nuclear from illinois. -- the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: how much time is remaining? the presiding officer: 7:20 -- selseven minutes and 20 seconds. mr. durbin: the fisca fiscal crs was not manufactured. it was enacted, enacted into law enforcement the law passed with the support of both political parties in the hopes we would never reach this day. we can still avoid it and i hope we will. i think all of us agree that it would be a negative impact on our economy if we in fact go over the cliff. so i hope there will be a good-faith effort on both sides, but this fiscal cliff was created by law, passed by democrat and republican leaders and sent to the president. so this is clearly something we envisioned as the last straw, and let's hope it's one that we will avoid. correspondent cower will the distinguished majority whip yield for a question? mr. durbin: i would be happy to. mr. cornyn: i am a little confused. i don't know whether he is talking about the expiring tax provisions that will expire on
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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
're going to talk not just with lieberman and durbin and gun control, we talk to two sets of parents and their child about extraordinary acts of bravery. experts on school safety. one of the things we emphasize is the principal who ran to the gunfire, the 27-year-old first grade teacher who put herself in front of the shooter to protect the kids. there's a lot of good and strength. >> true heroes. we've learned a lot. that's for sure. we will from your program as well. thank you for bringing us a preview. >> "fox news sunday" you can catch chris wallace's interview with senator lieberman and he has democratic whip, senator dick durbin and the families. you'll want to hear their story. >> the aftermath of this shooting bringing the issue of mental health to the forefront of our national discussion. how do we know when someone needs help? how do they get it? can this be forced to? we will
Dec 9, 2012 8:30am PST
're saying. you have dick durbin, who is very close to the president, saying, he can live with means testing medicare. he said he doesn't like it, but he can live with it. that's high on the list of things that leader macomedy has said he's got to have to have a deal. and even nancy pelosi has said, look, this is not about rates. it's about revenue. it's about getting the money we need in order to reduce these deficits. so you've got to have spending cuts and you've got to have some revenue to get this done. >> schieffer: let me ask senator simpson. the "new york times" crunched numbers for the tax inn creases for the wealthy and determined even if the rates go back up to the clinton-era rates it would only give us about a quarter of the needed revenue. so what other things can be done? what other taxes have to be raised or where do you get the money to get us to where we need to be? >> well, you go into the tax code, as i say, but it's going to take too much time to do that. but there is no possibility to do this, not a single economist who talked to us in our hearings, said we can't grow o
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
: without objection. mr. durbin: as i was coming to work today i drove past st. peter's grade school on the house side of the hill. and there were a group of students, little kids, who were being escorted by their teacher down the sidewalk and as they walked along i couldn't help but get a flashback to that image that all america remembers from last friday of the children at sandy hook school in newtown, connecticut, filing out heading for safety at the firehouse. i don't know that i can look at the faces of these children as their names have been roartd and not think of my own kids when they were that age and especially of my own grandchildren now who were just a little over a year old. but i saw in the eyes of those children what all of us see, an innocence, happiness, an interest in the future and just the greatest dreams in the world. well, in one brutal, debraved -- deprived hometown those dreams ended when that gunman forced way into sandy hook school and shot those poor, innocent children. at that moment some people stepped forward who really became heroes of the day. four tea
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am PST
on marriage equality. something assistant democratic leader dick durbin articulated yesterday. >> marriage equality is part of america's future, and we saw that in state after state in the last election. the supreme court will take up the issue, and i hope that they understand as most of us do that this is part of our future. marriage equality and the equal treatment of people who have made this decision is part of what america is all about. >> will the supreme court seize the momentum? we will look at the high court's upcoming decision on same-sex marriage. that's next on "now." [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. new nectresse. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. b
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm PST
the nomination, i think that raised a red flag. and finally, dick durbin just said on sunday on "meet the press" he thought she could be confirmed if a vote came to that. obviously, we're not going to see whether durbin's prediction will come true. >> to the point you raised earlier and professor dyson just raised, professor dyson said we don't want to name it, but we have seen the attorney general eric holder pursued by republicans, and he's actually the subject of litigation now, and now what do we find but susan rice pursued in the way that she has been by senator john mccain and others. is there a theme here? >> reporter: i'm not going to go that far, martin. i think we live in such a partisan time that when you give someone an opportunity on the other side, a toehold, if you will, to wage this kind of fight in such a high-profile nomination, i think they're going to be taken. i have been back here on the senate for all of two days and i have witnessed a lot of farewell addresses on the senate floor. >> wherever you are there's trouble. >> and they all have one thing in common. they are lam
Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
americans? joining me now is u.s. senator dick durbin of illinois. i want to read something from you which is very impressive and it's in the op-ed pages of "the chicago tribune." quote, what holds us back are political organizes that are well-funded, well-organized, and determined to resist even reasonable limb tathss. there's a close political parallel between the gridlock in washington on dealing with our economy and national debt and the eerie silence in congress as the list of horrific gun crimes grows by the day. senator durbin, thank you. i know you have got a good heart on this as well as a good head about fiscal matters. what's wrong with the congress when it comes to protecting, ensuring the domestic tranquility? >> well, there's a legitimate concern about our second amendment, chris. you understand that part. but there's also a very strong political force that is trying to push forward, primarily for the dealers and manufacturers h an agenda that will sell more firearms and more sophisticated firearms, more expensive firearms, and that is really dominated the scene. if you asked
Comedy Central
Nov 30, 2012 7:30pm PST
. >> mr. durbin, the number two man in the senate and other democrats are saying entitlements for this fiscal cliff deal are off the table. >> jon: okay so, the only way to solve there sen titlement reform and tax revenue and those are both off the table so-- i don't want to close my eyes ♪ ♪ i don't want to fall asleep ♪ ♪ because i miss you girl ♪ don't want to miss a thing ♪ ♪ (laughter) >> jon: really? pen microphone? i guess this means there's no way of avoiding the fiscal cliff, the self-imposed fiscal-friendly fire. unless, no, no, way. i could never -- perhaps. we can solve this numbers problem with words. >> frankly i call the fiscal abyss. >> more like y2 k. >> more like a bermuda try and egg. >> more like a grand canyon. >> taxmageddon. >> it's a hill. >> jon: hill, hill, that last one i like that last one. hills are much less scary than cliffs. or canyons or bombs, or mageddons. rather than fixing there, why don't we just call this bad thing something less bad. >> it's more like a fiscal slope. >> i think it's an austerity sloping crisis of some kind.
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the exchange with senator durbin. i want to express my deepest condolences on behalf of all the people of maryland to the 20 students who lost their lives, the six adults at the hand of a single shooter at sandy hook elementary school in you intown, connecticut. it's heartbreaking to listen to the stories of innocent lives cut cruelly short. the pain and grief of the families and friends of these students and teachers are unimaginable. i just want to echo some of the comments that senator durbin made and senator leahy made. we know that the teachers and the aides put their life on the line in order to try to save children. the unbelievable task of the first responders coming to the scene, not knowing what they would find, we send our prayers to all. this is a tragedy beyond words, and i think president obama said it best last night that our hearts are broken. but as senator durbin has said and senator leahy, i particularly want to thank you, we need to take action. congress needs to come together and take action to protect the safety of our children. we must do better. there
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2012 2:00am EST
. >> there is no chance that there will be a dole without entitlement cuts. what senator durbin is talking about is the importance of focusing. if we want a deal you will not doing by taking a wide sprect rum approach. president clinton was clear when he spoke to the republicans. he pointed out that t biggest driver of the united states debt is medicare. he understands that we have to face up to the medicare problem. we need a solution. >> the conference that rick was referring tompt he said folks, i won and i get to make the decision and he grew the budget by 800 billion every year. one-time stimulus has happened every year of the presidency and the president through tim geithener is making a proposal and raising taxes. >> it is absurd what is in the propose and the president is proposing. we hear the psident saying that tax hikes on the upper brackets will solve all of the problems and it pay for government spending for a week and a half . the president said he would stop the seas from rising. he might want to stop the oceans of red ink that are rising. listen, they make this point. federal ta
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Dec 14, 2012 9:00pm EST
senator dick durbin who took entitlement reform off the table of our social security or a touchy medicare or medicaid and republican said we put tax revenue on the table only with entitlements and spending. neil: they do. harder to go back to extend the tax cuts some there is a 50/50 chance but not until christmas eve. >> gourde years even. >> to extend the middle class tax cuts than wait until next year basically wait until next year they do give up the bargaining power. do we think january will see that tax cut to the wealthy? >> republicans have leverage. the debt ceiling debate, they need their leverage, push back, restate the position it is the spending issue. even if there is zedillo there will be kick the can down the road. i cannot see that to happening before the end of the year. long-term fiscal situation this determined by spending. >> what comes then automatically goes out the door to pay for the entitlements. 61% say we have to cut spending. the american people get it. we do it at home. of the the government does not get it. you make $1 million but spending cuts would that go
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
, and that would include big durbin, tom coburn, mike crapo from wyoming. there are a handful of people who did. what you are confronted with right now is the reality that not since 1990 has any republican and a house or this and -- the house or the senate voted for any tax increase. what they are terrified of is a primary challenge. they have all of these bedwetters and nervous nellies in the caucus who are terrified they will be primary if they vote to increase the taxes of donald trump by a dime. >> when you listen to mark, you think this is a republic governed by the house of representatives. aptly, we have a president. as evan indicated, a heat south peddled it, as not shown leadership? he has done nothing. >> he has done nothing -- >> he appoints a debt commission and then he ignores it. he has never proposed in public ever a single serious change in entitlements. he knows exactly what all of this note, that it has to be done. the republicans responded to the election the day after by offering to change that 20 years to raise revenues, even now they are hovering and they're prepared to ra
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